Is tooth bonding the best option for you?
After you’ve suffered a chipped, broken, or discolored tooth, one of the options that you have for repairing your tooth is bonding.
Tooth bonding, an alternative to veneers and sometimes called dental bonding, is the process through which your Central Austin cosmetic dentist applies a composite resin over the broken or damaged area of your tooth.
Discolored or damaged teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Tooth bonding can make a chipped tooth look complete and healthy again without looking artificial.
What is tooth bonding?
Dental bonding is a really versatile treatment that can both restore the function of your teeth and the appearance of your teeth. Your dentist at Treaty Oak Dental will use a composite resin to restore the strength and appearance of your teeth.
What can bonding repair?
- Broken Teeth
- Chipped Teeth
- Discolored Teeth
- Lengthen Teeth
- Change the Shape of Teeth
- Repair Decay
- Alternative to amalgam fillings
- Close the Gaps Between Teeth
During an initial consultation, your dentist will work closely with you to determine whether or not tooth bonding will be an effective repair for your chipped, discolored, or damaged tooth. Your dentist at Treaty Oak Dental will perform a thorough examination to decide whether or not tooth bonding is the appropriate treatment for your long-term oral health goals. If you are in need of a stronger or more permanent repair, your dentist may suggest that you consider veneers or a crown.
Benefits of dental bonding
- Restore chipped or cracked teeth
- More cost-effective than veneers
- Enhance the shape and color of your teeth
- Less tooth preparation and enamel loss than veneers
Although tooth bonding is generally an inexpensive cosmetic dentistry procedure, and, unlike veneers or crowns, dental bonding does not require the removal of enamel, it is not as long-lasting as other cosmetic procedures.
It is important to note that bonding is not a sufficient treatment for people who have more serious tooth damage.
How is tooth bonding performed?
Our dentist can generally complete your bonding in one 30-minute visit. During an initial consultation, your dentist will match the shade of your teeth so that the composite resin used will blend in with your teeth. Our Central Austin dental team will then prepare your tooth by etching it and applying a liquid that will help the bonding material adhere to your tooth. Once the material hardens, the dentist will shape the tooth.
How much does bonding cost?
Bonding is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic and restorative procedures you can get. However, we are proud to offer you financing options so that you can get the treatment you need at a price you can afford.
If you have a broken or discolored tooth and want to know more about how tooth bonding can help repair your tooth, call our office today to schedule your appointment.